Photos: Celebrities who started off on reality shows

The genre has produced some big names we’d rather forget. But it has also been a stepping-stone and discovery platform

Published on Nov 04, 2022 06:38 PM IST 10 Photos

Harry Styles. He got a start in music by auditioning as a solo contestant on the British music competition series The X Factor in 2010.(Wikimedia Commons)

Ariana DeBose. She started out on So You Think You Can Dance in 2009, went on to have a Broadway career and won the best supporting actress Oscar for West Side Story in 2022.(Wikimedia Commons)

Christian Siriano. He won Project Runway in 2007 and launched his own label. The brand was worth $5 million by 2012. He has dressed dignitaries such as Michelle Obama and put Billy Porter in a tuxedo gown for the 2019 Oscars. (Wikimedia Commons)


Kelly Clarkson. She won the first season of American Idol in 2002, and bagged a record deal with RCA. Her second studio album, Breakaway, sold over 12 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards.(Wikimedia Commons)

Cardi B. Cardi joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop: New York in 2015—just two years before her hit song Bodak Yellow.(Wikimedia Commons)